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Sam Stein

Jewish Democrats Make Last Push For Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jewish Democrat officials are making a late election push to ensure that Barack Obama secures the large percentages of Jewish community support that p...

Israeli Daily Denounced by French Government for Attack on Obama

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

Citing alleged insider knowledge of talks conducted between Obama and French President Sarkozy, Haaretz's front page story berated the U.S. Democratic candidate as "utterly immature." The strategy backfired.

Jason Linkins

Fox's Shepard Smith Forced To Offer Disclaimer After Joe The Plumber Interview | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Joe The Plumber was out on the trail with John McCain today, apparently giving the thumbs up to someone in the crowd who felt that an Obama Presidency would bring about the end of Israel.

Seth Colter Walls

Florida GOP Mailer: Obama "No Friend Of Israel" | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party of Florida is sending out a new mailer that accuses Barack Obama of being "dangerously unprepared" and "no friend of Israel." Th...

John C. Reilly, Flea, Shepard Fairey, Miri Ben-Ari, Russell Simmons, Marc Ecko, MC Yogi (Obama-Inspired VIDEOS)

Ben Arnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Arnon

"If you choose to exercise your right to vote, your opinion matters. A banker's vote carries the same weight as a skateboarder, a farmer or someone who is unemployed."

Sam Stein

Jackson Pushes Back: I've Never Advised Obama On Israel | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reverend Jesse Jackson claimed that his words were distorted by a biased reporter on Wednesday after it was reported that he had told a foreign audien...

Jews for Obama?

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

The one issue that surpasses even those that center around civil liberties is the continued existence of the state of Israel.

What A Mitzvah! Sarah Silverman Invites Jews To Barack The Vote With "The Great Schlep"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This is full-on hilarious, and so much nachas, too: Sarah Silverman has launched what definitely qualifies as a PSA in her latest video imploring you...

Sam Stein

Sarah Silverman, Israeli Production Team, Go To Bat For Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is getting an assist among Jewish voters from two different short films that couldn't be more disparate in message or nature. On Wednesd...

Released: Peace Poster Abbas Gave to Obama

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Local and regional observers have expressed surprise at the one sidedness of the Obama visit to the Middle East, with some calling his pro-Israeli drooling nothing short of an overkill.

Obama To House Dems: If Sanctions Fail, Israel Will Likely Strike Iran

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, met with House Democrats yesterday, talking about his trip abroad and his observations. Obama told the caucus, accordi...

Yeshiva Student Returns Obama's Wall Note

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The yeshiva student who pried Barack Obama's prayer note from the Western Wall has apologized. Identified only by the first initial of his name, Alep...

Does "Pro-Israel" Mean Anything?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Supporting the status quo on Israel is the path of least resistance. It is easy and risk-free. But it only adds to Israel's security problems -- and America's declining strategic position in the Middle East.

JPost: Obama "Striking," "Blunt" In Interview On Israel

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two months ago in the Oval Office, President George W. Bush, coming to the end of a two-term presidency and presumably as expert on Israeli-Palestinia...

Israeli Newspaper Publishes Obama's Western Wall Note

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Israeli paper Maariv obtains the note Obama left at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, and puts a photograph of it on its front page. The handwriting...

He Came, Trodded Gently, and Did Quite Well

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

It is one thing to masterfully run a primary campaign, and quite another to travel to three of the world's hottest conflict zones, each with its own unique challenges.

Obama And The Wall

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

During my recent travels to the Middle East, I found that although Obama fairs much better than his rival, early enthusiasm for his candidacy has been replaced by skepticism.

Missing the Symbolism of Obama's Visit to Sderot, Israel

Daniel Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Levy

To the extent to which Obama had trailed McCain in popularity ratings among Israelis, it was due to a lack of familiarity with the young senator. That is something that his visit lay to rest. Obama was a hit.

Obama Worked Hardest On Israel Trip For Jewish Voters

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before embarking on a sprawling international trip that would take him to seven countries, two continents and two war zones, Sen. Barack Obama and his...

Berlin Was Wrong Place for Obama's Wall Speech

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama's speech had high points and deserves applause -- but it's ultimately forgettable because he failed to deliver the most important lines where they most mattered.

Rachel Weiner

Obama Heckled At Western Wall | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before he left Israel, Barack Obama made an predawn visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. But his trip to the Jewish holy site was marred by hecklin...

Obama Makes A Gaffe: Says He's On Banking Committee

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to an Israeli reporter's question Wednesday on his commitment to protect the Jewish state, Barack Obama pointed to a bill "we passed" in th...

Read Obama's Comments In The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Visitors' Book

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday, Barack Obama visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Israel. Here's what he wrote in the visitors' book:...

Rachel Weiner

Report: Obama "Corrected" Statement On Undivided Jerusalem | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED BELOW Barack Obama caused a stir in June when he said at AIPAC that Jerusalem should not be divided. He quickly clarified the remark in respo...

Obama In Ramallah

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

We drove around the West Bank searching for Obama supporters, but even at venues with names in English, such as the Stars & Bucks cafe or Supermarket Baghdad, there were no Gobama banners to be seen.